2153

File Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2153
Date 24 October 1943
Government Department Government Code and Cypher School
File Accession Date 1993

Description

A file of signals intelligence reports, messages, and correspondence issued by the Government Code and Cypher School and sent by the head ('C') of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) to the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill. This file includes the following reports on South Europe: of the resubordination of smoke regiments during the intended withdrawal of the 14th Panzer Corps, on the night of October 23-24; a German Air Force (GAF) operational report, for October 22; a 2nd Air Fleet report for October 23; that the German 356th Infantry Division, previously in the Toulon area, is subordinate to Army Group B, from October 23; that German E-boats are having difficulty in operating against convoys sailing to and from Naples, on October 22; the German 2nd Parachute Division's report, for October 22, noting that Allied aircraft set cargo ships on fire; that a GAF officer is to investigate the use of smoke to protect Brenner, on October 14; that supplies from Army Group B to the Commander in Chief (C-in-C) South are to be sent by small ship, on October 22; and the Commandant at Leghorn reports the start of the dismantling of a roller, probably from a steel plate factory, on October 23; on South-east Europe: that Hitler orders Italian stocks of French 7.5cm guns and ammunition to be sent for use on the Eastern Front; of GAF operations on October 22, stating that Stampalia was captured; of the 12th Panzer Corps' operations in Yugoslavia on October 22; of German operations in Yugoslavia, on October 22; and of an Allied air attack on Tirana airfield, on October 23.

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1st Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence 24 October 1943 Download PDF (4.91 MB)
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